Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River from Upper Lake Mills Trail downstream to the Highway 112 bridge, except for the stretch between Altair Campground and the Highway 101 bridge.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Amphibian and Reptile Species List
Below is a list of amphibians and reptiles that have been seen in the park.
Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile
Long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
Olympic torrent salamander, Rhyacotriton olympicus** Endemic
Cope's giant salamander, Dicamptodon copei
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa
Oregon ensatina, Ensatina eschscholtzi
Western red backed salamander, Plethodon vehiculum
Van Dyke’s salamander, Phethdon vandykei
Western toad, Bufo boreas
Tailed frog, Ascaphus truei
Red-legged frog, Rana aurora
Pacific tree frog, Pseudacris regilla
Cascades frog, Rana cascadae
Northern alligator lizard, Elgaria coerulea
Rubber boa, Charina bottae
Common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis
Northwestern garter snake, Thamnophis ordinoides
Did You Know?
That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.